Welcome to Normal
By Erin Soderberg
(Bloomsbury USA Childrens, Hardcover, 9781599907895, 240pp.)
Publication Date: June 4, 2013
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Molly and her family have moved around for years. Every time they think they've found a home, one of the Quirks slips up and sends them packing -- because the Quirk family is a bit, well, quirky. Each family member has a magical power that makes them unique, and highly unusual.
Mom can control minds; Grandpa twists time; Molly's twin sister Penelope has an all-too-real imagination; and Finn is the pesky kid brother -- who happens to be invisible. Then there's Molly, the most unusual Quirk of all. Molly is completely, utterly normal.
Molly's greatest desire is to fit in, and she's found the perfect spot: Normal, MIchigan. With its cookie cutter houses, welcoming committees, and all-town competitions, it seems like just the place for an ordinary new life. But the Quirks aren't known for fitting in -- especially in a place like Normal...
ERIN SODERBERG (DOWNING) has written many books for children and young adults, but this is her first middle-grade series. Before turning to writing full time, Erin worked as a children's book editor and marketer, spent a few months as a cookie inventor, and also worked for Nickelodeon. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her delightfully quirky family.